ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour”

OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Kent, U.K.’s progressive sludge band OHHMS announce they will hit the roads of their homeland with direct support from BOSS KELOID this October. Continue reading “OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

British death metal band CANCER first formed in 1988. Over the course of their career, they have released five studio albums and broke up on at least two occasions. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

We have some updates to the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY upcoming (hopefully never-ending) 2018 tour run! Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates”

AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

It was 1989 when the U.K. crust-punk crossover metal band AXEGRINDER released their debut full-length album, The Rise Of The Serpent Men. Continue reading “AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.”

NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Sheffield, U.K.’s heavy-as-all-get-out noise/sludge behemoths NAISIAN have just unleashed their new three-song EP, “Rejoinder“. Continue reading “NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream”

ENSLAVED & HIGH ON FIRE Uniting For EU/UK Tour


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

In an incredible pairing of acts, Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED and U.S. metalmongers HIGH ON FIRE will team together for a European / U.K. tour this fall. Continue reading “ENSLAVED & HIGH ON FIRE Uniting For EU/UK Tour”

NWOBHM Legends BLITZKRIEG Issue ‘Angels Or Demons’ Official Video; Upcoming UK Fest Appearances


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Legendary NWOBHM band BLITZKRIEG have unveiled a new official video for their song “Angels Or Demons“. Continue reading “NWOBHM Legends BLITZKRIEG Issue ‘Angels Or Demons’ Official Video; Upcoming UK Fest Appearances”

BLACK STONE CHERRY Announce Dec. U.K. Tour w/ THE CADILLAC THREE & MONSTER TRUCK


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Kentucky’s southern rock ‘n blues band BLACK STONE CHERRY have just announced a planned U.K. tour set for this December. Continue reading “BLACK STONE CHERRY Announce Dec. U.K. Tour w/ THE CADILLAC THREE & MONSTER TRUCK”

DEAFHEAVEN ‘Canary Yellow’ Single Release; New Album & N. American Tour Nears – Annc. UK/EU Tour w/ Inter Arma

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

DEAFHEAVEN have just dropped a new single, “Canary Yellow“, from their upcoming album release. Continue reading “DEAFHEAVEN ‘Canary Yellow’ Single Release; New Album & N. American Tour Nears – Annc. UK/EU Tour w/ Inter Arma”

BLACK HELIUM Share ‘Curtains At The Mausoleum’ Official Video As Debut Album Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Steve Gullick)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writers/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The London, U.K.’s BLACK HELIUM are everything I like and enjoy about the psychedelic and / or shoegaze music genres. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM Share ‘Curtains At The Mausoleum’ Official Video As Debut Album Nears”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Reveals Extensive Tours Including U.K. w/ ORANGE GOBLIN-FIREBALL MINISTRY-BLACK MOTH


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Now that drummer Reed Mullin is on the mend following recent knee surgery, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have unveiled their plans for upcoming, extensive tour runs. Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Reveals Extensive Tours Including U.K. w/ ORANGE GOBLIN-FIREBALL MINISTRY-BLACK MOTH”